Vladimir Putin holds a “Straight line” with Russians (video)
In the “Straight line” the President answers questions and deals with problems of the Russians.
Communication of the head of state with Russian citizens began at noon Moscow time. The President in the course of communication with the Russians answering their questions concerning the socio-political and socio-economic life of the country and the international situation. As noted by the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, in this year often send questions about rising gasoline prices and a possible increase in the retirement age.
Live coverage of Gostiny Dvor leads the TV channel “Russia 24”, as well as the First channel “OTR” and radio station “Mayak”, “Vesti FM” and “Radio of Russia”.
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This is the 16th in a row, “a Straight line” the head of state and the first after his re-election to the presidency. This form of communication arose during the first presidential term of Putin. The first line was held on 24 December 2001.
In the last four years “Direct line” lasted 3 hours 40 minutes to 3 hours and 57 minutes. And for the longest time Putin answered questions of Russians in 2013 to 4 hours and 47 minutes.